AFA Action VP Says Wicker’s Filibuster Stance Reveals Obstructionist Goals

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 11th, 2017 at 10:36 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Elections, Ethics, National, News, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

AFA’s Rob Chambers says Senator Roger Wicker’s support for keeping the filibuster blocks passage of conservative reforms.

Strike Two: Congressional Republicans Give Up On Reining-In Federal Spending.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 9th, 2017 at 6:30 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Ethics, Federal Government, National, News, Spending, US Congress

Federal Deficit will be $600 billion this year and is projected to reach $1.46 trillion in a decade without policy actions. The Republican Party has largely abandoned its platform of fiscal restraint, pivoting sharply in a way that could add trillions of dollars in federal debt over the next decade. Cutting spending to balance the […]

Trump Administration Announces Broad Religious And Moral Exemptions To HHS Mandate

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 7th, 2017 at 8:57 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Liberty, News, Pro-life, Religion

New HHS policy aims to ensure religious freedom on issues of grave moral concern. The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception. A senior HHS official told reporters on Thursday that the exemptions […]

State Auditor Says Review At MDE Shows Illegal Contracting.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 30th, 2017 at 6:48 am

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Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Law Enforcement, MDE, MS State Government, News, Spending, Stacey Pickering

MDE Chief Operating Officer Says Agency Received Approval for Contract Method and Provided Pickering’s Office With Documentation in 2009. After media reports uncovered practices at the Mississippi Dept. Of Education suggesting illegal contracting within the department and some members of the Legislative PEER Committee requested he look into it, State Auditor Stacey Pickering released the […]

City of Biloxi Asks to Join Lawsuit Against Delbert Hosemann Over Land Dispute.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 30th, 2017 at 6:45 am

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Filed Under: Biloxi, Business, Delbert Hosemann, Economic Development, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Taxes

Delbert Hosemann claims the state controls the property up to U.S. 90. Previously, the state has claimed only a sliver of the southern portion of the property, and signed leases based on that property line.

PEER Committee Wants Answers From MDE About Contracts.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 25th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Legislature, MDE, MS State Government, News, Spending

Reports by The Clarion-Ledger and other media on MDE contracts (and purchases) prompted the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review to look into the issue. Now, some PEER committee members want further investigation by State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Some findings of and questions raised by the (PEER) report released Monday and from […]

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright To Legislators: “Our Children Are Achieving.”

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 24th, 2017 at 6:11 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Carey Wright, Education, Legislature, MAEP, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Superintendents

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright asked Legislative Budget Committee for 10.8-percent increase to continue what she described as “strides in improving education.”

Ole Miss Chancellor Reportedly Tells Students Favored Symbols Are Racist And Never Coming Back.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 22nd, 2017 at 5:22 pm

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Filed Under: Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Oxford, Politics, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Among the items in Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s list is the official flag of the State of Mississippi. An alert from the Our State Flag Foundation reports that Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter spoke today to an engineering class and had some startling words. According to witnesses, Vitter told the class that the school […]

Christian Charity Outpaces FEMA In Hurricane Disaster Response.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 7:00 am

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Filed Under: Charity, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, National, News, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Religion

If you want to reel in government and curb the bureaucracy, you have to make the services government provides irrelevant. And the way to do that is provide them privately.

Tishomingo County Soundly Rejects Tourism Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 6:52 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Elections, News, North Mississippi, Taxes, Tourism

Tishomingo County voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a proposed tourism tax to be collected county-wide on restaurant sales. Complete election returns show “for” votes totaling 672 (33.8 percent) and against votes totaling 1,316 (66.2 percent). The referendum needed 60 percent in favor to pass. Turnout was 1,988, just 16 percent of the county’s active voters. […]